Madame Tussauds Is Now Letting Guests Book Sleepover Parties

InSapphoWeTrust, Flickr // CC BY-SA 2.0
InSapphoWeTrust, Flickr // CC BY-SA 2.0

For those who have seen the horror movie House of Wax, the idea of sleeping in the vicinity of eerily lifelike mannequins probably sounds pretty terrifying. For everyone else, the new option of booking a private slumber party at Madame Tussauds may sound like a fun way to spend time with your closest friends—plus a number of celebrity doppelgangers.

As Travel + Leisure reports, sleepovers for up to four people can be booked for the nights of April 5, 6, and 7 at Madame Tussauds locations in New York City, Washington, D.C., Nashville, Orlando, Las Vegas, Hollywood, and San Francisco. To make a reservation via Booking.com, click the above link that corresponds with your preferred location. The price is $99 per night.

Booking opens up on March 28 at 12 p.m. Eastern time, but you’ll have to act fast—there’s only one available room per evening at each location.

Although the package provides VIP tickets to the wax museum, it doesn’t appear that there will be any wax figures in your room, if the photos on Booking.com are any indication. (Because that would be a little too creepy.) Each room is decorated to match the theme of the city it’s located in. The room at New York City’s Madame Tussauds, for instance, is decorated with subway signs and skyscraper statuettes. San Francisco’s room has a graffitied brick wall with Tupac on it, and the Nashville location is decked out in music memorabilia and cowboy hats.

The experience also includes dinner, snacks, and a breakfast basket, as well as a private “selfie-butler” to snap photos of you and your friends posing with wax models.

[h/t Travel + Leisure]

Netflix's Stranger Things Season 3 Video Is Full of Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed

Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, and Gaten Matarazzo in Stranger Things.
Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, and Gaten Matarazzo in Stranger Things.
Netflix

Stranger Things's third season was full of many surprising twists and turns, not to mention some awkward teen romances. While the gruesome Mind Flayer and the evil Russians were no doubt terrifying, the show kept its sweet touch of nostalgia due mainly to the fact that the Hawkins gang is now smack-dab in the middle of the 1980s.

It doesn’t take a keen eye to see many of the series's '80s references, particularly in the latest season. With scenes taking place at the new mall, references from the decade—including Hot Dog on a Stick, Sam Goody, and Back to the Future—are all part of the setting. However, creators Ross and Matt Duffer wanted to pay true homage to the decade, and thus left Easter eggs throughout the season that you likely missed.

Luckily for us, as BGR reports, Netflix has just released a video explaining the hidden references (with the New Coke debate, Mrs. Wheeler’s erotica novel, and Hopper’s Tom Selleck-inspired Hawaiian shirt among some of our favorites).

Check out the full video above and see what you missed!

[h/t BGR]

Disney's Lady and the Tramp Remake Will Star a Mixed-Breed Rescue Dog Named Monte

Disney
Disney

Following the success of The Lion King, Lady and the Tramp will be the next classic Disney movie to be revamped in 2019. And while most of Disney's live-action remakes boast star-studded casts, the lead in this upcoming film is totally unknown. That's because Monte, a mixed-breed dog from Phoenix, Arizona, spent his pre-Hollywood days living in animal shelters.

As AZ Central reports, Monte will make his film debut as Tramp when Lady and the Tramp releases alongside the launch of Disney+, the company's upcoming streaming service, on November 12. In the original 1955 animated movie, Tramp was portrayed as a mutt who lived on the streets, so instead of looking for a purebred dog to portray the character, producers stayed faithful to the source material.

Monte lived in a New Mexico animal shelter before transferring to HALO Animal Rescue in Phoenix. When the filmmakers went there in search of a star for their movie, he instantly won them over. Like Tramp, Monte is a mixed-breed dog, but the shelter doesn't know exactly what his background is, other than being part terrier. Despite his scrappy appearance, Monte is very well-behaved. He knows how to sit, walk on a leash, and he's friendly with everyone he meets, according to the shelter.

The Lady and the Tramp crew adopted Monte in April 2018, and earlier this month, Disney released the first promotional image of him for the film. It features Monte snuggling up with his co-star, Rose, who plays Lady. True to the original, Lady is portrayed by a purebred cocker spaniel. Though you likely don't recognize the dogs on the poster, you may have heard of the voice actors who will bring them to life: Justin Theroux is playing Tramp and Tessa Thompson is Lady.

[h/t AZ Central]

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